Life Gawker Stalker
posted by October 17 at 13:20 PMon
I read New York magazine on the plane yesterday, and in addition to this piece, which I’ll probably post about later, I devoured this great cover story by Vanessa Grigoriadis: Everybody Sucks: Gawker and the Rage of the Creative Underclass.
Discussed in her tough and very funny story: One of my favorite snarky blogs; the alleged class envy that young bloggers feel toward older, old-style journalists; how much a Gawker writer makes per post ($12); how much Tom Wolfe makes per word ($6); how much Gawker took in last year (maybe $14 million); the exact location of the new KGB of media gossip; premature ejaculation; Neal Pollack; the man behind the IM handle DarkLordBalthazar; a polka-dot Nanette Lepore suit; and this quote: “We’re a drug ring, not a bunch of bloggers.”
Worth a read, in my humble opinion.